The Golden Temple – Amritsar, Punjab
The Golden Temple, located in the city of Amritsar in the state of Punjab, is a place of great beauty and sublime peacefulness. Originally a small lake in the midst of a quiet forest, the site has been a meditation retreat for wandering mendicants and sages since deep antiquity.
Pilgrims from all around the world come to Amritsar to bathe in the sacred body of water surrounding the glittering shrine. The water is believed to have healing powers, and it is no wonder that this location is known as India’s most spiritual site.
Pangong Tso Lake – Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Pangong Lake, also known as Pangong Tso, is a beautiful endorheic lake situated in the Himalayas, extending from India to China.
The beauty and allure of this lake has attracted people from all over the country and beyond. The lake is said to be in the process of being identified as a wetland with international significance under the Ramsar Convention and if everything goes as expected then the Pangong Lake will be the first in South Asia to be a trans-boundary wetland and that too under this convention.
This spot has also been a favorite among many photographers. If you are planning to visit Pangong Lake, make sure you do not visit during winters because the whole lake freezes during this season of the year. Also the region has really harsh winter, so avoid places like these during winter.
Kerala – Munnar
Munnar is known for its verdant tea plantations as well as its wildlife sanctuaries which are home to exotic and rare species of animals. While you are there, remember to pamper yourself to an invigorating Ayurvedic massage.
It rises as three mountain streams merge - Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala. This hill station was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. Sprawling tea plantations, picturesque towns, winding lanes and holiday facilities make this a popular resort town.
Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Qutub Minar – Delhi
Located in the eastern part of Dehli, Humayun’s tomb is one of the best preserved Mughal monuments. This spellbinding mausoleum is the first example of Mughal architecture in India.
The architecture of the tomb is strongly influenced by Persian architecture. It may look similar to the Taj Mahal, but this building is actually Humayun’s Tomb. This attraction features a blend of Persian and Mughal elements while following strict rules of Islamic geometry – architecture students, do take note!
Rohtang Pass – Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Located at an altitude of about 13,000 feet, the Rohtang Pass is the gateway to the Lahaul and Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and is located on the Manali-Leh highway. The area is open to visitors only from April to September, so many adventure seekers can come here on a day trip to ski and enjoy the panoramic views.
Just beyond the stunning Rohatng pass is the Sonapani Glacier and the twin peak of Gaypan, which is known for its panoramic view and peaceful atmosphere. People visit this spot to have some refreshing moments purely in the arms of mother nature. Some people also visit the famous Beas Kund, the source of the Beas River and a holy site for Hindus as the same is easily accessible from the Rohtang Pass. It is believed that the sage Vyas used to meditate at this site.